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1. Language Matters with Bob Holman (2015)

110 min | Documentary, History

There are over 6,000 languages in the world. We lose one every two weeks. Hundreds will be lost within the next generation. By the end of this century, half of the world's languages will ... See full summary »

Director: David Grubin | Stars: Arlene W. Eaton, Pele Harmon, Bob Holman, Kauanoe Kamana

Votes: 18

2. Fry's Planet Word (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

Fry's Planet Word sees Stephen Fry finding out more about linguistic achievements and how our skills for the spoken word have changed. He dissects language in many of its guises.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Brian Blessed, Johnson Chang, Robert McCrum

Votes: 299

4. Speaking in Tongues: The History of Language (2007– )

230 min | Documentary

Currently there are more than 6,000 languages spoken around the world. This five-part series traces the history and evolution of language and attendant theories and controversies while ... See full summary »

Stars: Hua Lin, Lyle Campbell, Noam Chomsky, Peter Daniels

Votes: 9

5. Do You Speak American? (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 168 min | Documentary

Journalist Robert MacNeil travels across the USA to observe the current state of the spoken American English language.

Director: William Cran | Stars: Robert MacNeil, Orlagh Cassidy, Tom Ammiano, Kirk Arnott

Votes: 70

6. The Adventure of English (2002– )

65 min | Documentary, History

The history of the English language.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Michael Cronin, David Gwillim, Mark Saban

Votes: 203

7. Nova (1974– )
Episode: In Search of the First Language (1994)

TV-PG | Documentary

Add a Plot

Votes: 9

8. The Story of English (1986– )

60 min | Documentary

A work of profound scholarship and powerful storytelling from host Robert MacNeil, this classic nine-part PBS series remains one of the great narratives of linguistic studies-and is now ... See full summary »

Stars: John Barton, Richard Bebb, Penny Downie, Peter Hall

Votes: 131

9. Out of Print (2013)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, Family, History

Out of Print draws us into the topsy-turvy world of the written word, illuminating the turbulent, exciting journey from the book through the digital revolution. Writers, publishers, readers... See full summary »

Director: Vivienne Roumani

Votes: 73

10. Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings (2012– )

177 min | Documentary, History

Through this three part series Art Historian Dr Janina Ramirez tells the story of the Medieval monarchy as preserved through stunning illuminated manuscripts from the British Library's ... See full summary »

Stars: Janina Ramirez, Scot McKendrick, Jeremy Ashbee, James Brockman

Votes: 33

12. Empire of the Word (2009– )


Why has reading survived? Empire Of The Word is a four part television series that sets out to provide the answer to the question 'why has reading survived'? Empire Of The Word tells the ... See full summary »

Stars: Alberto Manguel, Sydney Kuhne, Travis Kuhne

Votes: 11

14. The Machine That Made Us (2008 TV Movie)

TV-G | 59 min | Documentary, History

A look at the story of Johann Gutenberg, inventor of the world's first printing press in the 15th century, and an exploration of how and why the machine was invented.

Director: Patrick McGrady | Stars: Stephen Fry, Barbara Rupp, Cornelia Schneider, Eva Hanebutt-Benz

Votes: 80


15. The Writing Code (2007– )

180 min | Documentary

Add a Plot

Votes: 9

18. Map Man (2004– )

30 min | Documentary

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Star: Nicholas Crane

Votes: 17

19. Map Makers (2004– )


In this short and compelling series, you'll learn just how important the art of mapmaking was when it came to shaping the history of humanity. Cartographers and historians will show you the... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Hosty, Heather May, Peter Barber, Franz-Anton Blank

Votes: 19

20. Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude (1998 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

18th century British clock maker and carpenter John Harrison invents a marine chronometer that allows ships to calculate longitude while at sea, preventing numerous shipwrecks, some of them involving the British Navy.

Director: Peter Jones | Stars: Patrick Malahide, Richard Dreyfuss

Votes: 24


22. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Telephone (1997)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The telephone was first introduced at the Centennial Exposition in 1876 and was an instant success. Although first rented only to "persons of good breeding" and seen as an expensive luxury ... See full summary »

Directors: Karen Goodman, Kirk Simon | Stars: Spalding Gray, Julianne Moore, Morley Safer, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Votes: 7

23. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Great Transatlantic Cable (2005)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

The story of Cyrus Field and the creation of the transatlantic telegraph line.

Director: Peter Jones | Stars: Linda Hunt, Daniel Czitrom, Gillian Cookson, John Steele Gordon

Votes: 24

24. Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio (1991)

TV-G | 113 min | Documentary, History

For 50 years, radio dominated the airwaves as the first mass medium. Ken Burns examines the lives of three men who shared the responsibility for its invention and early success.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jason Robards, Red Barber, Erik Barnouw, Ken Bilby

Votes: 447

25. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Big Dream, Small Screen (1997)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A biography of Philo Farnsworth, an inventor of the television.

Director: David Dugan | Stars: Philo T. Farnsworth, David McCullough, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 6

26. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Silicon Valley (2013)

TV-PG | 82 min | Documentary, Biography, History

SILICON VALLEY tells the story of the pioneering scientists who transformed rural Santa Clara County into the hub of technological ingenuity we now know as Silicon Valley.

Stars: Leslie Berlin, Roger Borovoy, Kathleen Cohen, Andrew Grove

Votes: 155

27. Transistorized! (1999 TV Movie)

TV-G | 57 min | Documentary, History

The story behind the creation of the transistor, one of the 20th century's most important inventions.

Director: Gary Glassman | Stars: Ira Flatow, David Bouvier, Richard O'Rourke, Eliot Cohen

Votes: 14

28. The Machine That Changed the World (1992– )

285 min | History

A five part documentary on computer history - from Babbage to Silicon Valley.

Star: Will Lyman

Votes: 68

29. Softwaring Hard (2014)

G | 79 min | Documentary, News

A documentary about the world of software and the software makers. How do people from outside the industry see it and what do people from inside the industry think about regular computer users?

Director: Alex Pop | Stars: Vanda Ciuban Serban, Sebastian Deery, Antonia Iulia Pop, Marie Goursolas

Votes: 50

30. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Smartest Machine on Earth (2011)

TV-G | Documentary

Watson, an IBM computer with a brain the size of 2,400 home computers and a database of 10 million documents, competes on the game show Jeopardy! (1984) against champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Will Watson win?

Director: Michael Bicks | Stars: Rodney Brooks, Eric Brown, Todd Crain, David Ferrucci

Votes: 37

31. Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine (2003)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

Garry Kasparov is arguably the greatest chess player who has ever lived. In 1997 he played a chess match against IBM's computer Deep Blue. Kasparov lost the match. This film shows the match... See full summary »

Director: Vikram Jayanti | Stars: Marc Ghannoum, Joel Benjamin, Michael Greengard, Anatoli Karpov

Votes: 1,256

32. Digits (2016)

Not Rated | Documentary

Digits is an exclusive, original 4K CuriosityStream series that takes viewers on a deep dive of the Internet, hosted by Derek Muller and featuring interviews with Vint Cerf and Edward Snowden.

Stars: Vint Cerf, Derek Muller, Edward Snowden, Dmitri Alperovitch

Votes: 60

33. Deep Web (2015)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary

A feature documentary that explores the rise of a new Internet; decentralized, encrypted, dangerous and beyond the law; with particular focus on the FBI capture of the Tor hidden service Silk Road, and the judicial aftermath.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Nicolas Christin, Cindy Cohn, Joshua L. Dratel, Andy Greenberg

Votes: 8,797

34. War for the Web (2015)

81 min | Documentary, History, News

War for the Web demystifies the physical infrastructure of the Internet and uses that as a basis to explore the issues of ownership and competition in the broadband marketplace, privacy, and security.

Director: J.C. Cameron Brueckner | Stars: Alanna Fox, Aaron Swartz, Vint Cerf, Marsha Blackburn

Votes: 9

35. Code 2600 (2011)

PG | 82 min | Documentary

CODE 2600 documents the Info-Tech Age, told by the events and people who helped build and manipulate it. It explores the impact this new connectivity has on our ability to remain human while maintaining our personal privacy and security.

Director: Jeremy Zerechak | Stars: Julia Concolino, Lorrie Cranor, Jennifer Granick, Phil Lapsley

Votes: 183

39. Downloaded (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

56 Metascore

A documentary that explores the downloading revolution; the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were affected by it, and its impact on the world at large.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Mike D, Henry Rollins, Noel Gallagher, Cindy Margolis

Votes: 2,625 | Gross: $0.01M

40. World 1-1 (2015)

Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary

World 1-1 is the first in a documentary series on the history of video games. This chapter is about Atari and how they created a new industry. It focuses on the business deals, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeanette Garcia, Daryl Rodriguez | Stars: Nolan Bushnell, Colin Moriarty, Howard Scott Warshaw, Patrick Scott Patterson

Votes: 49

42. The Video Game Revolution (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

A light-hearted look at the worldwide phenomenon of video games, and how they have revolutionized technology and forever changed popular culture.

Stars: Greg Palmer, Seamus Blackley, Nolan Bushnell, Megan Gaiser

Votes: 78

43. Cyber-Seniors (2014)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

A film about senior citizens learning about computers from teenage mentors and the connections made both on and offline.

Director: Saffron Cassaday | Stars: Shura Eadie, Pelletier Henri, Schellenberg Max

Votes: 124

44. Google and the World Brain (2013)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

The most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet: Google's master plan to scan every book in the world and the people trying to stop them. Google say they are building a library for mankind, but they also have other intentions.

Director: Ben Lewis | Stars: Brendan Price, Nicolas Chapman, Molly Malcolm, Joshua Zamrycki

Votes: 820

45. Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

After viewing this provocative documentary, you will never look at Wikipedia the same way. Filmmakers Scott Glosserman and Nic Hill engagingly explore the history and cultural implications ... See full summary »

Directors: Scott Glosserman, Nic Hill | Stars: Richard Branson, Vint Cerf, Ed Chi, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 117

46. Rise of the Superstar Vloggers (2016 TV Special)

56 min | Documentary

Youtube personality Jim Chapman interviews severel famous youtubers to find the root cause of the rise of vlogging

Stars: Jim Chapman, Jonny Benjamin, Alfie Deyes, KSI

Votes: 17

47. The Story of Content: Rise of the New Marketing (2015)

44 min | Documentary, Short